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Is Atlas Dunnage a manufacturer or a distributor of dunnage airbags?


Atlas Dunnageis a fully verticaly integrated manufacturer of dunnage airbags.




What makes Atlas Dunnage different from other manufacturers?


Our production facility is fully vertically integrated. This means we extrude our raw materials, weave our polypropylene yarns and confection our finished products under the same roof. This means our quality control and costs are constantly kept in check, allowing us to sell the best product at the lowest cost.




Are all dunnage airbags the same?


No. There are many differentiating factors that come into play when manufacturing dunnage bags.

  • First is material supply. Manufacturers have to source their material supply from multiple third party suppliers. This creates inconsistencies in the quality of their materials which in turn creates inconsistencies in the quality of their finished product. Cargo Tuff makes it's own materials thereby ensuring this consistency.
  • Second is quality control. Do the specs and the quality of the materials used to obtain verification from the AAR match the specs of the materials actually used in the production of the products sold to the customer? Cargo Tuff is transparent with our specs and you can verify them at any point in time by comparing the actual specs of a product with our spec and performance sheets.




How do I know which dunnage bag is the right bag for our application?


Dunnage bag selection is based on: Transportation Mode

  1. Transportation mode
  2. Product weight
  3. Void size
  4. Commodity type
Please view our dunnage bag page under "products" for more details.




Does Atlas Dunnage offer free consultations?


Atlas Dunnageis a complete Load Securement provider. We start with a transfer of knowledge by auditing your loads and providing you with solutions that meet industry standards and put you in compliance. All at no cost to you.




What are airbags?


Airbags are used to secure and stabilize cargo. When inflated and installed, they prevent product damage by filling empty cargo space and restricting load movement during transit. Airbags come in different levels and dimensions.
Other industry terms for air bags: Disposable Inflatable Dunnage (D.I.D), Reusable Dunnage Air Bag, Disposable Dunnage bag, Inflatable Dunnage Bag, or Dunnage Bags.




What are they used for?


Airbags are used to prevent movement of cargo loads in trucks, overseas containers, or railcars. They protect cargo from damage during transit by filling voids, bracing loads and absorbing vibrations.




Why should I use dunnage airbags?


The biggest risk commercial goods face is being damaged in transit. Due to the movement of the vehicle, the goods can arrive at their destination in damaged condition. Dunnage airbags are designed to preserve the integrity of the merchandise. This saves you time and money, and in an increasingly competitive industry, you cannot afford to lose valuable goods in transit.




How do I place an order with you?


We can help you make the right product choice for your unique load type. Email us at info@cargo-tuff.com or fill out our contact form and one of our experts will reach out to guide you through the products that are a fit for your needs.




How do I install an Atlas Dunnage airbag?


  1. Select the correct size and level of the bag, making sure the bag covers as much of the product surface as possible.

  2. Use appropriate buffer material between the load and the bag making sure no sharp edges or points can contact the bag

  3. Correctly position the bag in the void space with the bag being placed off floor and above pallet not extending above the top or sides of the load

  4. Attach inflator tip to the valve. Inflate the bag to the recommended air pressure (recommended pressure varies according to the product and mode of transportation). Check with air gauge before shipping

  5. Deflate bag by depressing valve stem, turn slightly Clockwise to lock open




Atlas Dunnage Tuff airbags be recycled?


All Atlas Dunnage dunnage air bags are 100% recyclable.




How does the airbag valve work?


Your Atlas Dunnage inflation device tip is inserted into or onto the valve and will depress the valve stem allowing for air input. Once the inflator is removed, the valve will automatically seal. Our blue cap is a dust and debris cover for the valve.




What is an inflator tip?


The inflator tip is the piece on the very end of the air inflator which attaches to the airbag valve.




What type of equipment do I need to inflate an Atlas Dunnage airbag?


We offer a variety of tools to inflate dunnage bags. Our most popular tool or light weight applications is our PAM 2.0 unit. Alternatively you can select from our gauged or non-gauged inflation tools for which you’ll need access to an air compressor.




How does the non-gauge inflator work?


Our non-gauge inflator will not overfill ban airbag and fills to roughly 1.8 PSI. Is this the right choice for your operation? Contact your local Atlas Dunnage representive for recommendations.




What is an airbag valve?


The airbag valve is where the air inflator tip attaches to the airbag to inflate it.




Do I need a guaged inflator?


We believe every user should use a gauged inflator to determine the correct pressure for the product being shipped. Your Atlas Dunnage representive can provide more information on this process.





About Atlas Dunnage

Is Atlas Dunnage a manufacturer or a distributor of dunnage airbags?


Atlas Dunnage is a fully verticaly integrated manufacturer of dunnage airbags.




What makes Atlas Dunnage different from other manufacturers?


Our production facility is fully vertically integrated. This means we extrude our raw materials, weave our polypropylene yarns and confection our finished products under the same roof. This means our quality control and costs are constantly kept in check, allowing us to sell the best product at the lowest cost.




Does Atlas Dunnage offer free consultations?


Atlas Dunnage is a complete Load Securement provider. We start with a transfer of knowledge by auditing your loads and providing you with solutions that meet industry standards and put you in compliance. All at no cost to you.




How do I install a Atlas Dunnage airbag?


  1. Select the correct size and level of the bag, making sure the bag covers as much of the product surface as possible.

  2. Use appropriate buffer material between the load and the bag making sure no sharp edges or points can contact the bag

  3. Correctly position the bag in the void space with the bag being placed off floor and above pallet not extending above the top or sides of the load

  4. Attach inflator tip to the valve. Inflate the bag to the recommended air pressure (recommended pressure varies according to the product and mode of transportation). Check with air gauge before shipping

  5. Deflate bag by depressing valve stem, turn slightly Clockwise to lock open




Can Atlas Dunnage airbags be recycled?


All Atlas Dunnage dunnage air bags are 100% recyclable.




How do I place an order with you?


We can help you make the right product choice for your unique load type. Email us at info@atlas-dunnage.com or fill out our contact form and one of our experts will reach out to guide you through the products that are a fit for your needs.





About Dunnage Airbags

What are airbags?


Airbags are used to secure and stabilize cargo. When inflated and installed, they prevent product damage by filling empty cargo space and restricting load movement during transit. Airbags come in different levels and dimensions.
Other industry terms for air bags: Disposable Inflatable Dunnage (D.I.D), Reusable Dunnage Air Bag, Disposable Dunnage bag, Inflatable Dunnage Bag, or Dunnage Bags.




Are all dunnage airbags the same?


No. There are many differentiating factors that come into play when manufacturing dunnage bags.

  • First is material supply. Manufacturers have to source their material supply from multiple third party suppliers. This creates inconsistencies in the quality of their materials which in turn creates inconsistencies in the quality of their finished product. Cargo Tuff makes it's own materials thereby ensuring this consistency.
  • Second is quality control. Do the specs and the quality of the materials used to obtain verification from the AAR match the specs of the materials actually used in the production of the products sold to the customer? Cargo Tuff is transparent with our specs and you can verify them at any point in time by comparing the actual specs of a product with our spec and performance sheets.




What are they used for?


Airbags are used to prevent movement of cargo loads in trucks, overseas containers, or railcars. They protect cargo from damage during transit by filling voids, bracing loads and absorbing vibrations.




Why should I use dunnage airbags?


The biggest risk commercial goods face is being damaged in transit. Due to the movement of the vehicle, the goods can arrive at their destination in damaged condition. Dunnage airbags are designed to preserve the integrity of the merchandise. This saves you time and money, and in an increasingly competitive industry, you cannot afford to lose valuable goods in transit.




How do I know which dunnage bag is the right bag for our application?


Dunnage bag selection is based on: Transportation Mode

  1. Transportation mode
  2. Product weight
  3. Void size
  4. Commodity type
Please view our dunnage bag page under "products" for more details.





Other Product Questions

What is an airbag valve?


The airbag valve is where the air inflator tip attaches to the airbag to inflate it.




Do I need a guaged inflator?


We believe every user should use a gauged inflator to determine the correct pressure for the product being shipped. Your Atlas Dunnage representive can provide more information on this process.




How does the airbag valve work?


Your Atlas Dunnage inflation device tip is inserted into or onto the valve and will depress the valve stem allowing for air input. Once the inflator is removed, the valve will automatically seal. Our blue cap is a dust and debris cover for the valve.




What is an inflator tip?


The inflator tip is the piece on the very end of the air inflator which attaches to the airbag valve.




What type of equipment do I need to inflate an Atlas Dunnage airbag?


We offer a variety of tools to inflate dunnage bags. Our most popular tool or light weight applications is our PAM 2.0 unit. Alternatively you can select from our gauged or non-gauged inflation tools for which you’ll need access to an air compressor.




How does the non-gauge inflator work?


Our non-gauge inflator will not overfill ban airbag and fills to roughly 1.8 PSI. Is this the right choice for your operation? Contact your local Atlas Dunnage representive for recommendations.